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With council looking at one-time options to reduce the proposed 2023 tax increase, which option do you think the city should choose?

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An increase to the electric franchise fee paid for by hospitals, schools, and churches, for example. An increase to the fee could reduce the tax increase by between 0.57 to 1.43 per cent. 23 votes 13.94%
Use the money from the city's stabilization reserve to offset the tax increase, which means the city would simply need to revisit the subject of a substantial tax rate increase in the coming years. 12 votes 7.27%
Cancel or reduce community and outside agency grants, which provide funding for groups like Stop Abuse in Families and the public library, as well as funding community events. 30 votes 18.18%
Reduction to public service levels, such as city recreation staff, grass cutting, transit, waste pick-up, and more. 24 votes 14.55%
I don't approve of any of the above options. 24 votes 14.55%
After looking at the above options, I think we might have to stomach a substantial tax increase this year. 52 votes 31.52%

Total votes: 165

The St. Albert Gazette poll is a sampling of public opinion intended solely to allow our readers to express themselves on issues of the day. Its findings may not be representative of the general population of St. Albert or other areas.

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